Tuesday, 12 May 2015

The Botanist, Leeds. Review

If you want to make me happy, wine me, dine me and........... make me laugh. It is that simple.

Last week I was invited on a girlie night out to The Botanist in Leeds with some fabulous bloggers to sample the delights that they have to offer. (The Botanist, that is, not the bloggers) The Botanist is one of those places that I keep meaning to visit and just hadn't got round to visiting and now I am sad that I have missed out on a year and a half of delicious food and gorgeous cocktails. I guess I am going to have to keep revisiting them to make up for it, aren't I?

The Botanist is described as "A concept like no other, offering a soon-to-be world famous selection of  botanical cocktails, craft beers and ales, champagne and wine, food inspired by the deli, rotisserie and BBQ"

I agree with this description, The Botanist is magical, it is like sitting in a beautiful National Trust garden, surrounded by tranquility and chandeliers made out of glassware. I felt like Alice in Wonderland after falling through the rabbit hole.

Let's start with the alcohol.

This first one is called The Botanist and is their signature cocktail. I can see why. Fresh, long, and packs a punch.

cocktails at The Botanist

This wonderful concoction is part of the Brewers & Botanists collection which pairs a miniature cocktail with a complimenting miniature cocktail, It is a great way of trying something different.

Brewers and botanists

The one on the right is a Strawberry and Cucumber Breeze.

Cocktails at The Botanist

(By this point, things were getting a little blurry, THIS is how much of myself I put into a review. No, no, don't thank me) 

The food was just artistry.

Pate and a wheelbarrow of chutney

Food at The Botanist

Baked Camembert

Baked Camembert at The Botanist

Houmous at The Botanist

Everything was fresh, tasty and so beautifully presented that it was almost a crime to eat it. (almost)

Another fabulous thing about The Botanist is the live music. The night we paid a visit, it was request night, the group were superb. I highly recommend giving Trask a listen if you find them playing in Leeds.

Trask, band

Is The Botanist cheap? No, it isn't.

Is it worth EVERY penny that you pay? YES, IT IS. Every single penny. The Botanist is an experience that you will wish to revisit, over and over again.

If you are not lucky enough to live in Leeds, then you can visit one of the other The Botanists in Manchester, Chester, Newcastle, Birmingham and Alderley Edge. You can check out the website here for more information, http://thebotanist.uk.com

and if you ARE lucky enough to live in Leeds, pay them a visit, They are nestled in Trinity Leeds on Boar Lane.

Have you ever visited The Botanist before? Or have I tempted you to pay them a visit?

Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x

*Food and drink provided in return for an honest review



  1. I am pretty sure Kelly from adventures of a riot grrrl went to the Birmingham one and it looked equally as lush! Unfortunately or maybe fortunately for my wallet there not in this little corner of Kent

  2. Bookmarking this for any potential trips to Leeds! Looks scrummy!

    C xx


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